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the best tune up points

I have noticed lately that my truck has been getting wayyy more sluggish than it used to be. It has actually gotten slower since I put on the exhaust, air intake, plugs and wires. Just checking to see what the main things are I should look at when I do a tune up to her. I know I need the engine cleaned out, I am gonna get the transmission drained (not flushed), change the differential fluid and pretty much all other fluids. Anything else anybody can think of? I know there has to be something.

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What year is your truck?

Throttle cable mod is a must . . .
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What year is your truck?

Throttle cable mod is a must . . .
it says its an 02 in his profile, i dont think it would need it.. yet..
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Whoops missed that, I x2 the x2 motion on the fuel filter.

I changed my ignition coil tonight . . . big difference (not related, just thought I'd say).
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newb question i know, but how the hell do you change the fuel filter??? i know where it is and all but i have no clue how to get that little bastard out.....
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i actually do have a fuel filter waiting to go on, just havent gotten to it yet. thanks for the other thoughts
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it says its an 02 in his profile, i dont think it would need it.. yet..
I did it to my truck..
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I have an 05 and had 1/2" slack in my cable. I used zip-ties, put them in at the store and tested it on the way home.
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it says its an 02 in his profile, i dont think it would need it.. yet..
I did it to my 02 and was able to fit three zip ties on the cable, man what a difference.

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newb question i know, but how the hell do you change the fuel filter??? i know where it is and all but i have no clue how to get that little bastard out.....
It is located on your driveside frame rail under you cab, it is shaped like a cylinder and has a line going into each end. to remove it you will need to get a fuel line disconnect tool and bleed your fuel pressure, which can be done by pulling your fuel pump fuse while your truck is running. Once you remove the filter the new one just connects right back up.(you will probably have some fuel spray out when you go to remove the old filter it has happened to me everytime.
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ya so i just took mine all out, drank a **** ton of gas and than realized that the filter was the wrong one........IF YOU HAVE A FLEX FUEL MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE ONE AND NOT JUST THE REGUALR 3.0~!!!!! IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TRUST ME.............
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ya so i just took mine all out, drank a **** ton of gas and than realized that the filter was the wrong one........IF YOU HAVE A FLEX FUEL MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM THAT YOU HAVE ONE AND NOT JUST THE REGUALR 3.0~!!!!! IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TRUST ME.............
When i went to advance auto i told them that i had a flex fuel 3.0 and they came back with a filter with only 2 inlets (mine has 3). They double checked the part number and that matched up. So they looked at the regular 3.0 and it had 3 so i took that and put it in and it works.
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3 inlets????? are you tlaking about a fuel filter??? i have the flex fuel and mine still only has 2.....
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3 inlets????? are you tlaking about a fuel filter??? i have the flex fuel and mine still only has 2.....
yes it has 2 on one side and 1 on the other
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thats odd......
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yes it has 2 on one side and 1 on the other
mines the same 2 coming from the fuel pump and 1 out to the motor....mine is a 2001 4.0 isnt a flex fuel...i smelled like a gas tank when i got done sdoing that one.........lol
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Throttle cable mod is a must . . .
A complete waste of time unless your throttle plate isn't opening all the way. If it is, this does NOTHING.
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what is the throttle cable mod and what is it supposed to do? this is the first place i have ever heard of it.

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